Annual drive invites the community to donate new underwear, diapers and socks
VANCOUVER — Share’s annual ‘Seats & Feets’ drive invites the community to donate new underwear, diapers and socks for men, women, teens and children. The drive will be held throughout the month of October; donations will be given to clients in Share’s outreach, shelter and housing programs.
“New this year, we are asking donors to remember our community’s ‘wee seats’ by adding diapers and pull-ups to our annual donation drive,” said Diane McWithey, executive director. “For those that donate underwear, we ask that you keep in mind that a range of sizes is needed, from small to 3XL.”
Share is asking for new underwear (all sizes, for men, women, teens and children), diapers (all sizes, including pull-ups) and athletic-style socks ((all sizes, for men, women, teens and children). Donations can be dropped off at the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Road (M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Financial donations to support the drive can also be made online at www.sharevancouver.org.
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, Lincoln Place (a 30-unit Housing First model apartment complex), a street outreach program, including a Day Center, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program, provides case management to clients and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community.
Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,535-plus children at 95 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-fee lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management.
For more information on Share, visit our website at www.sharevancouver.org.